Montserrat

Rockfalls from the dome (29 - 31 Jan 2010)

Rockfalls from the dome (29 - 31 Jan 2010)
Zoom on the summit, with many vents releasing rolling red blocks.
Rockfalls from the dome (29 - 31 Jan 2010)
A few seconds later, new vents become active at right.
Rockfalls from the dome (29 - 31 Jan 2010)
A long cascade of rolling blocks from the main vent at left.
Rockfalls from the dome (29 - 31 Jan 2010)
Dense column of ash and steam from the biggest rolling blocks.
Rockfalls from the dome (29 - 31 Jan 2010)
A massive rockfall in White's Ghaut follows the path of pyroclastic flows.
Rockfalls from the dome (29 - 31 Jan 2010)
The vent active on the dome's Northern side releases voluminous rockfalls.
Rockfalls from the dome (29 - 31 Jan 2010)
Rolling blocks uplift dense ash which is then blown away by a strong wind.
Rockfalls from the dome (29 - 31 Jan 2010)
The same rockfalls on the north flank as seen from MVO from the NW.
Rockfalls from the dome (29 - 31 Jan 2010)
The beginning of another rockfall from the northern vent.
Rockfalls from the dome (29 - 31 Jan 2010)
Huge ash cloud uplifted by the incandescent rolling blocks.
Rockfalls from the dome (29 - 31 Jan 2010)
Minor rockfalls in a serene full moon night.
Rockfalls from the dome (29 - 31 Jan 2010)
Ash uplifted by the rolling blocks.
Photos by Marco Fulle taken with 50mm, 135mm and 300mm lenses (reflex digicam with 16x24mm sensor).